I was depressed on Sunday night after both my teams lost in the NFL football playoffs. I tucked in early but then a text alerted me to the pending lunar eclipse. So I rapidly rebooted my good self and grabbed my Moto Z2 Play mobile phone from Lenovo and the Hasselblad True Zoom mod.

We teamed with Kevin Hunter from Northwest Digital News (NDN) to cover the recent Interface Seattle technology event. This conference focuses on IT Pro and customers seeking solutions.

If it’s early January, it’s the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). And we’re reporting on top gizmos and gadgets that stand out amongst the 4,000 vendors and over 180,000 attendees.


If you have participated in SMB Nation for any length of time, hopefully you’ll know that we ascribe to an abundance philosophy that is DNA-driven and impacts everything we do. It’s a big blue ocean and there is happyholidaysenough for everyone to harvest.

A long-time SMB Nation member Brian Keith from Bend Oregon updates the community on his current world from carrying the bag as an MSP to evolving to a consultant for Philips with a focus on health care technology. Throw in off color comments on how we me when I taught at Central Washington University and Brian was my student (shades of early Windows NT Advanced Server running on a 386 box).

A tertiary motion in the SMB Nation and managed services provider (MSP) community is to give back. And given this is the season of giving, the December 3-9, 2018 “Hour of Code” week presents the perfect opportunity.

The idea is simple. As a technology professional, you can organize an event to teach younger people how to create “something” via coding within one hour.

As we turn towards celebrating the holiday season, it’s time to think of giving – geek style. On Tech Tuesday, a collaboration of Northwest Digital News (NDN) and SMB Nation, we compiled a short list of geek gifts that your can give to your favorite geek (and maybe self gift too!).

An evergreen topic that never gets old – it’s our own Joshua Liberman (long time SMB Nation’er) who has niched on security and is my guest on last week’s TechTuesday segment on Northwest Digital News (NDN). Liberman was presenting at the ChannelPro SMB Forum in Long, Beach, California on a variety of managed services providers (MSP) topics, primarily on the 

At the recent SpiceWorld 2018 conference in Austin, TZX, I interviewed Erick Kron, a security awareness advocate at KnowBe4 – a well-respected phishing security solution vendor. We discuss it’s new Virtual Rick Office (VRO) Kron discusses how this is a whole new way of looking at your users security risk behaviors.

SMB Nation friend Frank Raimondi (Intel SMB fame) has a new gig - helping Chargifi getting traction in the small and medium business managed services providers (MSP) partner community. Simple and practical - help SMBs provide a power up